Homelessness: The Reality and the Solution

LOS ANGELES — More than half a million Americans are homeless on any given night. “Homelessness: The Reality and the Solution” features interviews with community organizations who are actively helping fight against the humanitarian crisis. Billions of dollars in government spending have not solved the problem of the mounting homelessness crisis across the country. “The…

Convoy of Hope deploys teams and humanitarian aid and relief to Poland, other strategic locations for displaced Ukrainians

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Through partners across Europe and teams on the ground, Convoy of Hope is providing shelter, food, water, hygiene kits and other necessities to Ukrainian refugees in Poland and other strategic locations. More than 1.7 million Ukrainians have fled to bordering countries after war broke out more than a week ago; the number…

Due to continued rocket attacks across central and southern Israel, IFCJ increased aid to affected citizens waiting out the conflict.

JERUSALEM — Due to continued rocket attacks across central and southern Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), the largest Christian-funded provider of security and humanitarian aid in Israel, increased aid to affected citizens waiting out the conflict. “Last week, we immediately approved security measures like bomb shelters and protective vests to…

Humanitarian org, IFCJ, partners with United Hatzalah, distributed more than 200 packages of warm blankets, space heaters, and food supplies

JERUSALEM — On Wednesday, just ahead of the storm that covered Jerusalem and the surrounding area with a thick blanket of snow, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) together with United Hatzalah, distributed more than 200 packages of warm blankets, space heaters, and food supplies to elderly residents of the capital and…

Samaritan’s Purse is airlifting emergency supplies, including water filtration systems and plastic roofing tarps to Puerto Rico.

GREENSBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is airlifting emergency supplies, including water filtration systems and plastic roofing tarps, to Puerto Rico in the wake of massive flooding and destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona. John Morgan – Samaritan’s Purse: Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Fiona– massive flooding, homes destroyed, lives uprooted. Samaritan’s Purse is dispatching…

Franklin Graham spent the weekend in Mongolia, as he met with children who have benefited from Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project.

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA — Franklin Graham spent a whirlwind weekend in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as he met with children and families who have benefited from Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project and later gave out Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. Franklin Graham – President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Franklin Graham. I’m in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We’ve been working here for over…

Edward Graham visited eastern Kentucky where Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are helping homeowners in Jesus’ Name following deadly flooding

BREATHITT COUNTY, KY — Edward Graham visited eastern Kentucky Wednesday where Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are helping homeowners in Jesus’ Name following deadly flooding in late July. Edward, vice president of operations at Samaritan’s Purse, was joined by brother Will Graham, vice president and associate evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. They spent the day…

Parker Migliorini International (PMI Foods) announced a partnership with CityServe International to provide protein to Ukrainian refugees.

BAKERSFIELD, CA — Parker Migliorini International (PMI Foods), a global $3 billion enterprise that annually supplies 1.6 billion pounds of beef, chicken, pork, eggs, and seafood products all over the world, announced a partnership with CityServe International to donate protein to Ukrainian refugees. PMI Foods first delivery of desperately needed food to CityServe’s warehouse included…

Pediatric surgeon Dr John Fitzwater, travelling alongside his wife and children, serves as a short-term volunteer at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya

BOMET, KENYA — Pediatric surgeon Dr John Fitzwater, travelling alongside his wife and children, serves as a short-term volunteer at Tenwek Hospital through World Medical Mission. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals support and strengthen the work of Samaritan’s Purse partner hospitals around the world. Russ White, MD – Chief of Surgery, Tenwek Hospital: Just last…

The New York Jets have donated $100,000 to benefit CityServe. The donation is meant to help aid the humanitarian Ukrainian relief efforts.

BAKERSFIELD, CA — The New York Jets have donated $100,000 to benefit CityServe. The donation is part of the organization’s $1 million commitment, to be split between various organizations, meant to help aid the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Previous donations of $100,000 were given to Plast Scouting (April), Razom for Ukraine (May), the Ukrainian National…

The chaplains' ministry and emergency dental care by Kiev Jewish Messianic Congregation in the time of war in Ukraine

KYIV, UKRAINE — As the war rages in Ukraine, the chaplain’s ministry has become an essential part of the Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation. Recently, KJMC chaplains visited Ukrainian soldiers near the front line. They brought a diesel-electric generator, shovels, food, tactical gloves and PPE glasses, coffee, and sweets. But most importantly they brought the Word…

On Juneteenth inaugural CityServe West Cook event to distribute $1.2 million in household items, furniture, other essentials to the community

CHICAGO — On Monday, CityServe launched CityServe West Cook—their first HUB in Illinois—at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Chicago, featuring a special service and community outreach to commemorate Juneteenth. As part of CityServe West Cook, church members blessed local families with $1.2 million worth of clothing, school supplies, recreational items, and other household necessities from…

Crisis communications specialist helps reporters, relief workers decipher roles at June 26-29 event in Chicagoland

CHARLOTTE, NC — One of the nation’s leading experts in Christian media and crisis communications will help faith-based journalists and humanitarian aid workers decipher each other’s roles at a groundbreaking “crisis summit” this month. Veteran journalist and crisis communications specialist Palmer Holt, founder of InChrist Communications (ICC, www.inchristcommunications.com), will speak on “Getting the Best News…

Samaritan’s Purse life-saving medical equipment & supplies airlift landed in Ethiopia with to help hospitals devastated by recent violence

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — A Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 airlift has landed in Ethiopia with life-saving equipment and supplies to help hospitals devastated by recent violence. Armed conflict in one northern area of the East African nation has left medical facilities unable to provide critical services for some 350,000 people. Vulnerable people, including the sick, wounded,…

PLANO, TX — Texas-based Christian ministry and nonprofit organization ServingHIM (Healthcare International Ministries) announced today the organization has received a new $108K donor match from a local benefactor as part of its ongoing assistance campaign to support Ukrainian refugees at the borders between Romania and Moldova. Volunteers from ServingHIM’s partner churches and clinics are providing…

Samaritan’s Purse is providing compassionate medical care in a clinic at the Lviv train station in Ukraine for sick and injured refugees

LVIV, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is providing compassionate medical care in a clinic at the Lviv train station in Ukraine for sick and injured refugees who are fleeing the carnage across their country. Natasha – Lviv Resident: Many refugees are coming from completely different corners of our Ukraine. People are demoralized. They don’t see what…

Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team members are helping the hurting in Ukraine in Jesus' Name.

LVIV, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team members are helping the hurting in Ukraine in Jesus’ Name. Their President and CEO Franklin Graham recently traveled there to see their medical work and encourage those on the ground. Franklin Graham – President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Franklin Graham in Ukraine, where Samaritan’s…

Samaritan’s Purse is operating an Emergency Outpatient Medical Clinic in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, to provide medical care for displaced people

CHERNIVTSI, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is operating an Emergency Outpatient Clinic in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, to provide medical care for the increasing volume of internally displaced people who are fleeing the violent conflict in their country. Luke Bray, MD – Samaritan’s Purse: With this being my first deployment, I didn’t know what to expect. So you’ve…